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The fabric of our communities 



LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE PRESIDENT'S REPORT 



A Message from 

Dear Friends: 

This past year was a successful one for 
Lebanon Valley College, a continuation 
of the sustained growth and improvement 
of this College that has characterized its 
development over recent decades. 
We completed the Great Expectations 
Campaign, the largest in the College's 
history, and actually exceeded the 
campaign's ambitious financial goals. 
We proceeded with the reconstruction and 
expansion of the renamed Neidig-Garber 
Science Center, which will take its place 
soon as a model facility for teaching and 
research in the natural sciences. We 
enrolled a record number of incoming 
students and guided the College toward 
a full-time enrollment of over 1,650 young 
men and women. 



the President 



We have done these things without betraying the values and qualities 
that have made this institution beloved by generations of graduates. 
We remain committed to the proposition that learning is an intensely 
personal and individual undertaking. We believe that our students must 
be recognized as individual human beings — not members of a large 
undifferentiated mass. And therefore we are committed to remaining 
a small college — larger, perhaps than we were at some moments in 
the past — but still functioning at a scale that insists upon the personal 
encounter between student and teacher and between student and 
student. We believe some things cannot be mass produced. The 
personal student-faculty relationships, a core component of a Valley 
undergraduate education, are best experienced singly or in small batches. 

The character of that undergraduate experience is rooted in liberal 
learning, and our commitment to that kind of learning represents an 
unvarying continuity over the entire history of this College. Liberal learning 
is sometimes misunderstood as a soft and willowy thing, a formless 
muddle of bits of knowledge about this or that, a kind of practice session 
for people who want to appear on Jeopardy. But while liberal learning 
certainly exposes people to all kinds of information, its real essence is the 
opposite of disconnected trivia. Liberal learning teaches people to think 
clearly and precisely, to analyze and assess argument, and to dissect 
poorly presented propositions from those that are well presented. This 
power is what we hope to convey to all our graduates, whatever their 
major field of study. 

Institutions of higher education in the United States have come under 
close scrutiny in recent years. The public is asking hard questions about 
the value of the education that students receive in our colleges and 
universities. We welcome these questions. We believe we can answer 
them with confidence that the baccalaureate degree students receive 
at liberal arts colleges like LVC constitutes the most flexible and most 
practical education available anywhere in the world. 



It is not only the character of the undergraduate program that is being 
criticized, it is also the cost that has raised the ire of some critics. There 
is no doubt that private higher education is expensive. But we know that 
according to data provided by the United States Census Bureau, 
individuals with a baccalaureate degree earn, on average, $1 million more 
in their lifetime than those without a bachelor's degree. At the Valley, 
we have made an enormous effort through our presidential scholarship 
program to lessen the financial burden of attending college for our 
students and their families. More than 90 percent of our students 
receive some form of financial aid from the College. This effort has been 
so successful that LVC was number one on the list of "Great Schools, 
Great Prices" in U.S.News & World Report's 2008 edition of America's 
Best Colleges. 

The work of this College is never finished. Our work is about human 
beings and our purpose is renewed each year by the arrival of a new class 
of students. The work is exhilarating and exciting. We've been doing it 
for 141 years, and we will continue. Our graduates, like the people whose 
stories are portrayed in this report, will become the fabric of our 
communities. They will be our teachers and our doctors, our leaders 
and counselors, our neighbors and our friends. 



Sincerely, 




Stephen C. MacDonald 
President, Lebanon Valley College 





"There's a sense 
of community 
and unity. If you 
work together, 
you accomplish 
so much more." 




- Dr. Louis Laguna 




Dr. Louis Laguna was accustomed to row homes and noisy streets 
while growing up in Reading's inner city. The nearest bit of nature 
was beyond a stretch of railroad tracks leading to a site filled with 
overgrown grasses and trees. Other than that, Laguna and about 
a dozen other neighborhood kids depended on the city's recreation 
department to whisk them away from urban living and treat them to 
a summer afternoon at a nearby lake. 

"We poked around in the mud and saw ducks," recalled Laguna, 
associate professor of psychology at Lebanon Valley College. "It was 
nice for those of us who didn't have the opportunity." 

Laguna never forgot that literal breath of fresh air. Since 1997, Laguna 
has been the LVC liaison for the dozens of volunteers who several 
times a year trek to Quittapahilla Park, affectionately known as the 
"Quittie." They help weed, mulch, pick up trash, reinforce the stream 
beds, and maintain the beauty of this Annville treasure. 

"There's a sense of community and unity," said Laguna. "If you work 
together, you accomplish so much more." 



Laguna is quick to pay homage to Dr. David Laskey, LVC professor 
emeritus of psychology, and his wife, Ann, who were the first to help 
transform this former cement dumping site into a natural retreat for 
students and community residents. What was once a wasteland is 
now dotted with walking/jogging trails and abounding in plant life. 
Visitors can enjoy fly fishing at the creek, as well as the ducks and 
deer that now call this peaceful place home. The Quittie is also a 
haven for bird watchers who can observe a variety of the feathered 
creatures, including a pair of owls that fly above the park's large oak 
tree. A new walking bridge that connects the park's two banks was 
recently built. 

Laguna never ceases to be amazed by the dedication of the Quittie 
volunteers. On one particularly rainy and cold day scheduled for park 
maintenance, he waited for some helpers, but expected no one. 
Suddenly, 15 LVC students showed up. 

"They never complained," remarked Laguna. "Projects like the 
Quittie clean up provide the sense that you are doing something 
for the environment." 




During her undergraduate days at Gettysburg College, Mary Gardner 
contemplated a career as a social worker. Fortunately for Lebanon Valley 
College and countless members of its surrounding communities, Gardner 
chose another line of work. In the process, she has touched more lives in 
a positive manner than she ever could have as a social worker. 

As the current aquatics coordinator at LVC and head coach for 1 1 years 
of the men's and women's swim teams, Gardner has helped make the 
Arnold Sports Center pools much more than classrooms or competition 
areas. She's also turned it into something of a community center for 
numerous groups and organizations. 

From physically challenged members of Special Olympics and Easter Seals 
to Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts to the elderly, Gardner and her student 
volunteers and assistants have selflessly served the needs of others for 
years without asking for anything in return. That's because they don't need 



anything in return. The smiles they receive on an almost daily basis are 
thanks enough. 

"This is such a giving place," Gardner said. "People can come here and 
find what they're looking for. And they're not turned away." 

Although many associated with Lebanon Valley College credit Gardner 
for the giving spirit that permeates the aquatics area, Gardner herself is 
loathe to take any bows for the environment she has helped to create. 
Rather, she credits LVC Athletic Director Rick Beard '90, M'92, co-worker 
Dan Grodzinski, and her battalion of student volunteers. 

"Rick is tremendously dedicated to the LVC community and the community 
at large," noted Gardner, whose husband, Jim, is also involved as a 
volunteer. "Rick wants these programs in here. The only reason I can do 
anything is because this is what Rick promotes." 





"The fact that these 



students want to 



And as much as she enjoys the positive reaction she gets from the 
groups who frequent the pool, Gardner is equally pleased with the way 
her students have embraced the concept of community service. 

"I'm amazed," she stated. "They give of themselves without having their 
hands out. The fact that these students want to serve is truly a credit to 
them. These young people are just good. They're constantly giving." 

Over the years, all the groups she has helped have touched Gardner in 
one way or another, but it is the members of Special Olympics and Easter 
Seals who hold a special place in her heart. 

"When they get into the water, their whole world changes," said Gardner, 
her eyes lighting up as she speaks. "They're not on display anymore. 
Being in the water just makes everything right for them." 



And what is right for them is also right for the spirit of volunteerism at 
Lebanon Valley, according to Gardner. For every new volunteer who comes 
into the program in a given year, four or five more may be produced as 
a result in years to come. 

"Every year it gets better," declared Gardner. "It breeds. It's so rewarding 
for the students. It teaches them a lifestyle. These kids want to serve 
others, and the College provides the opportunities to serve." 

Equally important, they have a tremendous role model to guide them 
along the way. 



serve is truly a 
credit to them. 
These young 
people are just 
good. They're 
constantly giving." 

- Mary Gardner 




"I received 
encouragement and 
guidance through 
difficult times from 
teachers and 
pastors who made 
me realize that it is 







The Rev. Betsy Martin 
and Bill Bruaw 



The summer between the end of high school and beginning of college can 
be a magical time for young adults. It certainly was for Betsy Martin and 
Bill Bruaw. The two met at a summer church camp in 1983 and married 
four years later. Their partnership has enriched their lives and the lives of 
those in their community. 

Residents of Hershey and members of LVC's Class of 1987, the Bruaws 
not only devote their spare time to worthy causes, they devote their entire 
lives to helping others. 

After graduating from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Betsy 
entered the ministry in 1990 and now serves as the pastor of Church of 
the Redeemer United Church of Christ in Hershey. Bill, meanwhile, works 
with individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health issues 
through his job as dual diagnosis coordinator for the Central (Pa.) Region 
Office of Developmental Programs. 




And that's just what the Bruaws do in their working hours. Away from 
their jobs, they are even busier with their two children, Joshua, 1 6, and 
Laura, 10, plus all their volunteer activities: Hershey High School Band 
Boosters, Girl Scout Troop 1039, the Bethesda Mission's Mobile Mission 
in downtown Harrisburg, Hershey/Hummelstown CROP Walk, and the 
Derry Township Food Bank, to name just a few. 

"I grew up in a family where serving in the community was a way to show 
gratitude for the blessings of life," Betsy said. "I received encouragement 
and guidance through difficult times from teachers and pastors who made 
me realize that it is important to be a part of others' lives in times of 
celebration and challenge." 

"I think that growing up in the church, and with a supportive family, has 
made it seem natural that I would be involved in the community," said 



Bill. "As a youth, I benefited from the efforts of caring adults like pastors, 
coaches, and Boy Scout leaders." 

Obviously, the two are also heavily involved in the church where Betsy 
serves as pastor. It's not surprising that working with the children at 
Vacation Bible School is one of their favorite endeavors. The Bruaws also 
make it a point to give back to the Hartman Center, the church camp where 
they met all those years ago, and to support LVC financially each year. 

"The opportunity to give is a humbling experience," Betsy continued. 
"By placing yourself in what could initially be an awkward or uncomfortable 
setting, you can learn what it feels like to share and receive the gift 
of hospitality." 



For years, Richard Wong 77 experienced fulfillment in helping nonprofits 
while also running his own advertising agency. But something was 
missing. "I didn't want to help just 100,000 people; I wanted to help 
millions," he explained. 

That wish came true more than two years ago when he became president 
and CEO of Gifts In Kind International, the eighth largest charity in the 
United States and a global leader in new product philanthropy. It dis- 
tributes nearly $900 million in products donated by thousands of large 
and small companies, including half of the Fortune 100. More than 100 
countries and 120,000 communities around the world have been the 
beneficiaries of Gifts In Kind's philanthropy. Even more impressive is 
the fact that all of this is handled by a staff of 28. 

"We move products every day to anywhere in the world," explained Wong, 
who now lives in Virginia. "We are fast to react." 

So fast, in fact, that when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 
and nearby regions, Gifts In Kind's staff was there within days. The 
organization undertook a massive relief effort. People who fled their 
homes with only what they could stuff into garbage bags received 
$15 million worth of new clothing and personal care items, such as 
shaving cream and deodorant. Gifts In Kind distributed clothing 
from The Gap, shoes from Nike, and water from Starbucks. They 
also installed nine new IBM computers inside the Astrodome where 
families sought refuge. 

"During Katrina, our staff worked long hours," Wong recalled. "It was 
quite moving to see people so motivated." 

Wong's own motivation isn't just making sure that people in dire need 
have clothing and shoes. His purpose is to restore their human dignity 
in the midst of devastating circumstances — to put people back on their 
feet. But Wong isn't resting on the laurels of the organization's success. 
He sees the impact his organization has made in the world, the vast 
numbers of communities Gifts In Kind has helped, and he wants 
to do more. 

"I want to be more conscious of our efficiency," he said. "We can improve. 
I want to make an even more sustainable impact." 



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excitement he 



[Richard Joyce] put 



into the classes." 




10 



Although Lloyd Helt 70 majored in political science at Lebanon Valley 
College, it was European history as taught by the late Richard Joyce, LVC 
professor emeritus of European history, that sparked Helt's lifelong 
interest in the Napoleonic era. He signed up for five elective courses on 
the subject, all taught by Joyce, whom Helt calls a "Renaissance man." 
Helt was captivated by Joyce's passion for the subject and his informal 
teaching style. 

"I loved the excitement he put into the classes," recalled Helt. "You 
delved more into the social history or periods than just dates and facts. 
He would explain why Napoleon took over the way he did." 

Years later, Helt reconnected with Joyce, and the former student and 
teacher dined together and sang Bob Dylan tunes with their respective 
spouses. They chuckled and talked politics, finding common ground 
on many levels. 




"I was fortunate to get to know him," remarked Ruth Cray, Helt's wife of 
18 years. "Dick's liberal spirit resides in Lloyd." 

To honor that spirit, Helt and Gray are in the process of raising funds to 
establish the Richard Joyce Professorship in European History. This fund 
will assure that European history will always be part of LVC's curriculum. 
But what is just as important to Helt and Cray is the fact that Joyce was 
aware of their efforts before his death. 

"He knew we were going to establish a professorship in his name," said 
Gray. "That's a thing of beauty for both Lloyd and me." 

Giving to others had been a part of this couple's life long before the two 
met. As a child, Gray taught swimming to underprivileged children and 
read books to children at the public library. Helt, the son of a preacher, 
taught Sunday school and later served his community as mayor in 



Sykesville, Md. Together, the pair sponsored a Sudanese family to 
come to America. 

But Helt, an attorney, and Gray, who majored in European history 
at Connecticut College, hope their legacy will continue with the 
Richard Joyce Professorship and that future LVC students will 
experience the joys of learning about a subject that captivated 
Helt so many years ago. 

For more on Professor Joyce, please visit http://www.lvc.edu/joyce. 




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Susan Szydlowski just can't help but raise her hand when a charitable 
group or organization needs assistance with fund raising or simply needs 
to spread the word about how that group can help the community. For 
Szydlowski, who has been the director of the Community Music Institute 
at Lebanon Valley College for the past 12 years, volunteering has been 
part of her life since she was a little girl. She watched her parents, both 
immigrants from Nazi-controlled Europe, help others. They were forever 
grateful for the freedom and opportunities given to them in this country. 
That gratitude and the need to ease another's pain rubbed off. As she 
has traveled with her physician husband, Ted, she has sought out 
volunteering opportunities. 

"It's important to give," she mused. "I can't imagine going through 
life without volunteering. You must give back to others." 

Szydlowski lends a hand and her sense of humor to a growing and 
evolving list of organizations. For five years, she has been a board 
member and chair of the public relations and marketing committees 
for Lebanon Family Health Services, an organization that provides 
care for uninsured and under-insured women, infants, and children. 

"Our services aren't readily known," said Szydlowski. "Our job is to 
expand our presence in the community. Young people have talked with 
our board and told us that without the pre-natal care we provided for 
them, they would have had no guidance before giving birth. There is 
now more and more acceptance of what we do. Teens know they can 
come to us for help." 

Other organizations that reap the benefits of Szydlowski's dedication 
and enthusiasm are the Hershey Medical Center, where she is the only 
non-health professional on the institutional review board; the Falcon 
Foundation that distributes funds to benefit the Cornwall-Lebanon School 
District; and the Lebanon County Choral Society, where she has spread 
the joys of quality choral music in and around the community. 

Volunteering is a second skin for Szydlowski — a breath, a reflex. 
"Certain things are just right to do. If you have, you have to give to 
people who haven't." 



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"It's important to give. I can't imagine going 
through life without volunteering. You must 
give back to others." - Sue Szydlowski 





14 



"There's a lot of 
satisfaction involved 
in this. I get so 
much back. If you 
can find the time 
and get involved, 
it's a good way 
to broaden 
yourself." 

- Ron Drnevich 




Ron Dmevich, a member of the Lebanon Valley College Board of Trustees, 
retired this past January after 44 years with Gannett Fleming, Inc., a 
national engineering and architectural firm based in Harrisburg. 

But for Dmevich, who spent the last 12 years as the company's chairman 
and CEO, retirement certainly will not be boring. Not with the extensive 
list of charitable organizations the University of Notre Dame graduate has 
to occupy his time. 

"My volunteer involvement reflects general interests and a desire to get 
involved in areas outside of my profession," said Drnevich. "It's probably 
self-interest; it gets me out to meet other folks and understand other 
things. As an engineer, I'm mostly involved with technical stuff. But as 
a volunteer, I learn something every time I have a meeting at Lebanon 
Valley. It shows me a different kind of life." 

Among the organizations that Drnevich gives or has given his time and 
talents to are: the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Multiple 








Sclerosis Society; the Military Liaison Committee, which works with the 
commanding officers of the various military bases in central Pennsylvania; 
the Military Heritage Foundation; and the Southeast Pennsylvania March 
of Dimes. In addition, Drnevich is active in his church, serving on its 
council and spearheading a fund-raising drive to build a new church. 

Right now, Drnevich is most heavily involved with the Multiple Sclerosis 
Society. He was elected recently to a three-year term as its chairman. 

"My wife, Kathie, has multiple sclerosis and that caused me to become 
active about seven years ago," said Drnevich. "Most of these things you 
do because you have some connection or sympathy or interest." 

As much as the organizations he has helped have benefited from his 
altruistic nature, Drnevich believes he himself has benefited even more. 
In fact, he thinks he may be a bit selfish, albeit in a good way. 



"There's a lot of satisfaction involved in this," said Drnevich, with a 
chuckle. "I get so much back. If you can find the time and get involved, 
it's a good way to broaden yourself." 

Count on more of the same in retirement for Drnevich, who will also 
have some time between meetings to devote to his hobbies: golf, 
amateur farming, and motorcycles. 

"I have lots to do," he said with a smile in his voice. "But that's OK. 
It'll keep me out of my wife's hair." 




Homelessness is not unique to big cities like New York or Philadelphia. 
Even in Lebanon County, an area not typically thought of as having 
a homeless population, the problem does exist. 

Thankfully, there are people like Ryan Derfler '04 around to help those 
who do not have roofs over their heads or warm beds. 

Derfler, a Lebanon County native and Cedar Crest High School graduate, 
is president of the board of directors for Bridge of Hope Lebanon County, 
an organization dedicated to helping local single-parent families who are 
homeless, or at risk for becoming homeless, by providing mentoring, 
job training, and assistance in finding a place to live. Each at-risk family 
is assigned a mentoring team of 10 to 12 people from local churches. 

Although quite busy as an event planner with Penske Corporation, Derfler, 
a suburban Philadelphia resident, still finds time to help improve the 
plight of the homeless in Lebanon County. 



"I enjoy it. I enjoy meeting people and learning new things," he said. 
"It gives you a little balance in life. You can get too involved in yourself. 
The people I've met and the experiences I've had [through Bridge of Hope] 
can't be matched doing anything else. It's such a rewarding feeling." 

Derfler first became involved with Bridge of Hope four years ago at the 
urging of his mother, Monique, who is also involved with the organization. 
Bridge of Hope also funds educational opportunities for those it helps 
through the Danielle Jacqueline Derfler Fund, named for Derfler's late 
sister Danielle, who died in an automobile accident in 1999. 

"My Mom was going to a meeting, and she said, 'Hey Ryan, why don't 
you come along?'" recalled Derfler. "And so I did." 

The people who've benefited from Bridge of Hope's work are no doubt 
glad Derfler decided to attend that meeting. 









Since joining Bridge of Hope, he has played an integral role in all facets 
of the organization. He has used his event-planning skills to create 
"Sleep on the Street," an annual fund-raiser designed to draw attention 
to the problem. Derfler estimates that the event has raised between 
$20,000 and $25,000 annually since its creation four years ago. 

But it is not just money that is needed to alleviate the problems of the 
homeless. Caring, compassion, and friendship are just as important. 

"The beauty and reality for these people is it doesn't take a whole lot to 
help them," said Derfler. "There are over 200 churches in Lebanon County. 
If each one of those churches took one family, things would change very 
quickly in this community." 




"It gives you a little 
balance in life.... The 
people I've met and 
the experiences I've 
had [through Bridge 
of Hope] can't be 
matched doing 
anything else." 

- Ryan Derfler '04 



17 



Consolidated Report of Gifts and Grants 
to Lebanon Valley College 



2006-2007 



Individuals 

Trustees* 

Alumni 

Friends 

Parents 
Corporations 

Outright Gifts 

Matching Gifts 
Foundations 
Religious Organizations 
Other 



Current Operations 



[$183,897 

$678,938 

$107,496 

$86,431 



Endowment 



$101,675 

$584,203 

$622,549 

$27,870 



Capital 



$527,997 



$24,177 
$51,552 
$173,902 
$15,402 
$14,571 




$22,985 

$17,500 

$167,300 

$50 

$1,478 



$1,117,293 
$88,360 
$20,867 

$45,400 

$47,122 

$367,000 

$501,000 



Private Gifts Total 



2005-2006 



Individuals 

Trustees* 

Alumni 

Friends 

Parents 
Corporations 



1,443,935 



$2,187,042 



Current Operations 



[$144,479 

$654,949 

$113,942 

$73,213 



Endowment 



$102,100 

$2,226,718 

$610,273 

$48,945 



Capital 



$257,477 

$1,035,475 

$315,651 

$16,701 



Cumulative Total 

Donors Dollars 



-F2 



$813,569] 



2,745 
873 
955 

126 

75 

24 

2 

22 



4,822 



$2,380,434 
$818,405 
$135,168 

$92,562 

$116,174 

$708,202 

$15,452 

$517,049 

$4,783,446 



Cumulative 


Total 


Donors 


Dollars 




49 


$504,056] 


3,029 


$3,917,142 


731 


$1,039,866 


1,010 


$138,859 



Outright Gifts 


$40,436 


$39,650 


$25,400 


102 


$105,486 


Matching Gifts 


$49,821 
$184,529 


$33,056 


$28,832 


77 


$111,709 


Foundations 


$75,153 


$102,000 


28 

4 

24 


$361,682 
$15,892 
$28,101 


Religious Organizations 
Other 


$15,467 
$16,459 


$425 
$6,642 


$5,000 


Private Gifts Total 




$3,040,862 









* Categories overlap; trustees included in alumni, friends, and parents. 



18 



Statement of Activities 



(For years ended June 30) 



Revenues and Other Additions 


2007 2006 j 


Educational and General: 




Tuition and Fees 

(net of institutional financial aid) 


$26,300,223 $24,413,365 


Government Grants 


$2,096,959 $1,703,548 


Gifts and Private Grants 
Endowment/Investment Income 
Auxiliary Enterprises 


$3,036,677 $5,621,137 

$1,934,139 $1,343,539 

$11,069,775 $10,723,480 


Interest on Loans 


$4,637 $5,268 



Gains on Investments, net 
Total Revenue and Other Additions 




$5,806,922 $4,674,729 
$50,249,332 $48,485,066 



Tuition and Fees 

(net of institutional financial aid) 

Government Grants 



Gifts and Private Grants 

1 Endowment/Investment 
m Income 

Auxiliary Enterprises 

Interest on Loans 

Gains on Investments, Net 



Figures comply with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) Nos. n6, 117, and 124. 
Source: 2006-2007 audited financial statements, Parente Randolph LLP 



Expenditures and Other Deductions 


2007 


2006 


Educational and General: 


Instruction 


$15,001,435 


$14,503,624 


Academic Support 


$2,495,888 


$2,422,287 


Student Services 


$3,267,410 


$3,187,296 


Public Services 


$596,504 


$508,903 


Operation and Maintenance of Plant 


$3,647,510 


$3,581,391 


General Institution 


$6,440,216 


$6,162,047 


Student Aid (government) 


$680,793 


$567,886 


Auxiliary Expenses 


$7,154,273 


$6,665,461 



Total Expenditures and Other Deductions 
Change in Net Assets 



$39,284,029 



Net Assets Beginning of Year 
Net Assets End of Year 




$10,965,303 

$91,692,079 

$102,657,382 



$37,598,895 
$10,886,171 
$80,805,908 
$91,692,079 



Instruction 
Academic Support 
Student Services 

Public Services 

Operation and 
■■ Maintenance of Plant 

9 General Institution 
H Student Aid (Government) 
I Auxiliary Expenses 




Since the College's founding in 1866, student service and com- 
munity involvement have been strongly encouraged, but it was not 
until the 2004-2005 academic year that student volunteer efforts 
were officially tracked. In just three years, there has been significant 
growth from 12,801 volunteer hours logged in that inaugural year 
to 20,622 in 2006-2007. That is more than a 62 percent increase. 

This impressive growth occurred initially under the guidance 
of the former Task Force on Service and Service Learning. It 
continues through the efforts of the Offices of Religious Life and 
Student Activities. The task force defines community service as 
"the giving of one's time or energy to directly benefit others 
without hope or expectation of receiving something in return." 
Data is collected on a monthly basis from all student organizations 
and athletic teams and on a project-by-project basis from campus-wide 
service activities sponsored by administrative offices. While these 
numbers are impressive, there is even more. LVC students contribute 
many additional volunteer hours in their home communities and in 
the Lebanon Valley that go unrecorded, adding to the spirit of giving 
here at LVC. 

According to the Independent Sector, a coalition of leading 
nonprofits, foundations, and corporations that strengthens 



not-for-profit initiatives, philanthropy, and citizen action, the 
value of volunteer time for 2006 is $18.77 per hour. This amount 
is based on the average hourly earnings of all production and 
non-supervisory workers on private non-farm payrolls (as determined 
by the Bureau of Labor Statistics). Independent Sector takes this 
figure and increases it by 12 percent to estimate for fringe benefits 
(www.independentsector.org). Using these calculations, Lebanon 
Valley College's contribution of volunteer time is valued at 
approximately $387,074.94 for 2006-2007. 

More than 40 student organizations and athletic teams 
volunteered as a group to assist over 100 organizations and 
events during the past academic year. The students helped to 
build shelters for the homeless; raise funds for cancer, AIDS, 
multiple sclerosis, and a host of other diseases and afflictions; 
read to the old and young; clean highways, creeks, parks, and 
flooded homes; and generally gave time, money, and blood to 
causes in which they believe. 

Visit http://www.lvc.edu/student-services/community-service.aspx 
for a complete list of the teams and groups who participated. 



Board of Trustees 2006-2007 



BOARD OFFICERS 




William Lehr Jn 


Chair 


Dr. Edward H. Arnold H'87 


Vice Chair 


Katherine J. Bishop 


Vice Chair 


Harry B. Yost '62 


Secretary 


Beth Esfer 


Assistant Secretary 


Deborah R. Fullam '81 


Treasurer 


James M. Mead 


Assistant Treasurer 



2006-2007 Board 

Kristen R. Angstadt 74, B.A., MA, Ph.D. 

Supervisor of Pupil Services, Capital Area Intermediate Unit #15 

Edward H. Arnold, B.A., LH.D. 
Chairman, Arnold Logistics 

Jessica L Bagley '07, D'09 
Student Trustee 

Katherine J. Bishop, B.A., M.S. 
President, Lebanon Seaboard Corporation 

Marie Bongiovanni, B.A., M.B.A., M.L.A. 
Professor and Chair, Department of English, LVC 

Edward D. Breen, B.S. 

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Tyco Electronics 

The Rev. Alfred T. Day III, B.A., M.Div. 

Senior Pastor 

Historic St. George's Methodist Church in Old City Philadelphia 

Wesley T. Dellinger '75, B.S., CRS, GRI, CSP, ABR 
Realtor, Brownstone Real Estate 

Ronald J. Drnevich, B.S. 

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gannett Fleming, Inc. 

Stacy Goodman, B.S., Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Biology, LVC 

Gary Gri eve-Carl son, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. 

Professor of English, Director of General Education Program, LVC 

Robert E. Harbaugh 74, B.A., M.D. 

Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery 

Penn State College of Medicine 

Wendie DiMatteo Holsinger, B.A., M.Ed. 
Chief Executive Officer, A.S.K. Foods, Inc. 

John F. Jurasits Jr. P'03, B.S. 

Retired Vice President, Solution Technologies, Inc. 

F. Obai Kabia 73, P'99, P'00, P'02, B.S., M.P.A. 
Political Affairs Officer, United Nations 

George J. King '68, B.S. 
President, RWS Energy Services 

Malcolm L Lazin '65, B.S., J.D. 

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Equality Forum 

William Lehr Jr., B.B.A., J.D. 

Community Volunteer; Retired Senior Vice President and 

Secretary, Hershey Foods Corp. 

Stephen C. MacDonald, B.A., Ph.D. 
President, LVC 



James M. Mead, B.S., M.A. 

Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Capital Blue Cross 

Daniel K.Meyer '81, B.A., M.D. 

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Program Director, 

Division of Infectious Diseases, Cooper University Hospital 

Rachel Moore '08 
Student Trustee 

John S. Oyler, B.A., J.D. 

Partner, McNees Wallace & Nurick, LLC 

Thomas E. Philips, B.A., M.B.A. 

Retired Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch & Co. 

Lynn G. Phillips '68, B.S., M.S.E., D.Ed. 
Retired Senior Director and Chief Administration Officer, 
Custom Programs, Aresty Institute of Executive Education, 
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania 

George M. Reider Jr. '63, B.S. 

Retired Insurance Executive and Former Insurance 

Commissioner, State of Connecticut 

Thomas C. Reinhart '58, B.S., LH.D. 

Retired Owner/President, T.C.R. Packaging, Inc. 

Richard T. Reynolds, B.S. 

President, Reynolds Construction Management, Inc. 

Stephen H. Roberts '65, B.S. 
President, Echo Data Services, Inc. 

Elyse Rogers 76, B.A., J.D. 

Partner, Keefer Wood Allen & Rahal, LLP 

Frank R. Sourbeer 72, B.A. 

President & Chief Executive Officer, Wilsbach Distributors, Inc. 

Alan A. Symonette, B.A., J.D. 

Arbitrator 

Albertine P. Washington, B.A., D.P. 
Retired Educator, Lebanon School District 

Samuel A. Willman '67, B.S., M.Com. 
President, Delta Packaging, Inc. 

Harry B. Yost '62, B.S., J.D., LLM. 
Senior Partner, Appel & Yost, LLP 

Emeriti 

Raymond H. Carr, Ph.B., LLB. 

Realtor; Commercial and Industrial Developer 

Ross W. Fasick '55, H'03, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., LH.D. 

Retired Senior Vice President, E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co. 

Eugene C Fish H'82, B.S., J.D., LH.D. 

Chairman and President, Peerless Industries, Inc.; Chairman of 
the Board, Eastern Foundry Company; Managing Partner, 
Romeika, Fish and Scheckter 

Eugene R. Geesey '56, B.S. 
Retired, Owner/ President, CIB Inc. 

Darwin G. Glick '58, B.S. 

Retired President, Glick, Stanilla and Siegel.CPA 



Martin L Gluntz '53, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. 

Retired Vice President, Technical Services, Hershey 

International Division, Hershey Foods Corporation 

* The Rev. Thomas W Guinivan '39, H'66, A.B., M.Div., B.D., D.D. 
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church 

Elaine G. Hackman '52, B.A. 
Retired Business Executive 

The Rev. Gerald D. Kauffman '44, H'65, A.B., B.D., D.D. 
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church; Officer of the Courts, 
County of Cumberland; Pastor Emeritus, Grace United 
Methodist Church, Carlisle 

Kenneth H. Plummer 

Retired President, E.D. Plummer Sons, Inc. 

Bruce R. Rismiller '59, B.A., M.S. 

Retired Executive Vice President, Northwest Airlines 

F. Allen Rutherford Jr. '37, H'85, B.S., LLD. 
Retired Principal, Arthur Young and Company 

The Rev. Daniel L Shearer '38, H'65, A.B., M.S.T., S.T.M., B.D. 
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church 

Morton Spector H'02 

Design House Kitchens and Appliances, LLC 

Elizabeth K. Weisburger '44, H'89, B.S., Ph.D., D.Sci. 

Retired Chief of Carcinogen Metabolism and Toxicology Branch 

National Cancer Institute 

Harlan R. Wengert, B.S., M.B.A., D.Sci. 

Retired Chairman of the Board, Wengert's Dairy, Inc. 

E.D. Williams Jr. H'88 
Private Investor 

The Rev. J. Dennis Williams, B.A., M.Div., D.Min., D.D., H.D.D. 
Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church, Former District 
Superintendent and Dean of Cabinet of the Eastern Pennsylvania 
Conference of the United Methodist Church 



HONORARY 

Suzanne H. Arnold H'96 
Community Leader and Philanthropist 

Bishop Marcus Matthews, B.A., M.Div., D.D. 

Bishop of the Philadelphia Area of The United Methodist 

Church 

Bishop Jane Allen Middleton, B.A., M.Div. 

Bishop of the Central PA Conference of The United Methodist 

Church 



Editors: Kelty Alsedek, Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97, 
Lauren McCartney Cusick, Tom Hanrahan, 
Cindy Proffn '04, and Anita Williams 

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